Country

INDEPENDENT LENS
Accept the Call

 

Yusuf Abdurahman, who left Somalia as a refugee 25 years ago, has his worst fear realized when his son is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting. Follow Yusuf as he strives to understand why his child would leave America and attempt to join ISIS.

 

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC
I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 – 1963)

COUNTRY MUSIC: I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 – 1963) - Patsy Cline

 

Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.

 

 

 

FRONTLINE
America’s Great Divide: Obama to Trump, Part 1

 

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Episode One traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump.

 

 

 

FRONTLINE
America’s Great Divide: Obama to Trump, Part 2

FRONTLINE - America’s Great Divide: Obama to Trump

 

An investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Episode Two examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide.

 

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC
The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953)

COUNTRY MUSIC: The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953) - Hank Williams

 

See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

 

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC
The Rub (Beginnings – 1933)

COUNTRY MUSIC: The Rub (Beginnings – 1933) - The Carter Family

 

See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

 

 

 

Our American Family:
The Furutas

OUR AMERICAN FAMILY: The Furutas

 

Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family in Wintersburg, CA established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

 

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COUNTRY MUSIC
Hard Times (1933 – 1945)

COUNTRY MUSIC: Hard Times (1933 – 1945)

 

Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

 

 

 

KEN BURNS:
Country Music

COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns

 

Learn about the making of the epic documentary series devoted to the history of this truly American art form. Features interviews with Ken Burns, Rosanne Cash and members of the filmmaking team.

 

 

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Kane Brown / Colter Wall

 

Savor the best of today’s country music with Kane Brown and Colter Wall. Georgian country singer Brown plays hits and songs from his album “Experiment.” Canadian artist Wall sings cowboy and Western songs from his LP “Songs of the Plains.”

 

 

 

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